HomeAid Houston was honored at a recent HomeAid board meeting by guests from DPIS Engineering and the GHBA's own Sales and Marketing Council (SMC), who presented checks to HomeAid that will be put toward their mission, "to build new lives for homeless families and individuals through housing and community outreach".
DPIS Engineering raised over $19,000 for HomeAid at their "Pinchin' Tails for HomeAid Houston" crawfish boil. DPIS and dozens of volunteers organized the fundraiser as a team competition that was held at the company's location in Tomball, Texas. Team leaders from DPIS, Brannon King and Tessa Martin, presented a check to HomeAid President, Cindy Hinson in the amount of $19,255.36. DPIS Engineering, a GHBA member, provides engineering, inspection, energy star and forensic services within the homebuilding industry for over 20 years.
"This event was a way for folks in our industry to get together for a fun competition and to also give back to a community that has supported our business for years," said Dale Philips, president of DPIS Engineering. "We were thrilled to have HomeAid as the beneficiary this year, as we see the valuable work they do for Houston's homeless. We look forward to next year's event and anticipate it will be even bigger!"
Laurie Wilson with First American Title, also presented a check from the GHBA's Sales and Marketing Council (SMC), in the amount of $1,751.45. This is the first year HomeAid Houston has been a beneficiary of the SMC's annual giving back to the community program. The SMC, a forum for new home industry professionals to meet, network and exchange ideas, is the largest SMC in the country. The council is committed to education, motivation and growth of its membership.
"The HomeAid board was honored to be presented with funds from both DPIS Engineering and the GHBA's Sales and Marketing Council," said Hinson. "It is donations like these that allow us to help change the lives of men, women, children and veterans who struggle to find stability within our own community."
HomeAid Houston is one of 17 HomeAid chapters in the country. Since 2003, HomeAid Houston has completed 36 construction projects for homeless agencies, totaling over $10 million in real estate value and adding over 400 beds.
For more information about HomeAid Houston visit www.homeaidhouston.org or call 281-970-8970.